Head Contact For Kids?
FA guidelines: Children to no longer head footballs during training
The evidence and data shows just a few headers of the football – ‘subconcussive impacts’ result in lowering cognitive abilities, memory impairment, lower learning capability, reduced motor controls.
Long term leads to increased risk of earlier onset and more rapid development of dementia, just for starters
As adults we choose these risks, like climbing a mountain without a rope or drinking, smoking and so on.
Kids cannot make informed choices which is why they have parents and laws to protect them and why we dont (hopefuly) feed them haribo and cola for breakfast.
So you can bring your kids along to Function First knowing they are being trained safely with their future selves in mind and not simply putting them through the grinder to win a few medals in the short term with little regard for later life.
Rest assured we did not wait for the ban and forced into something we disagree with, we were way ahead of the curve as the health and future you are important to us.
If you would like to understand more on how we train, our concussion and head contact protocols then please speak to Matt